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Weird Science Behind The Scenes

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Gary does his totally "un-PC" blues impression
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Comedy movie starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock et al.
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John Hughes wrote the movie in only two days.
Contributed by: Mike Goldberg
The gymnasium scene was filmed in the old gym (still standing) at Bell High School in the City of Bell in Southeast Los Angeles. A member of the crew, Mike Henry was a graduate of Bell High.
Contributed by: Lee Reynolds
The computer that Gary & Wyatt used, The Memotech MX512 was a real product at the time. It was a Z80 based system that was sold primarily in Britain. It was most likely chosen because it was black and cool looking. You can see an old ad here at Witchy's excellent Binary Dinosaurs site.
Contributed by: Silvia Mendoza
During the shower scene, in which Lisa (Kelly LeBrock) takes a shower with the boys, she's not really naked. She had some special little patches to cover "those" parts!
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Contributed by: mikul
At the end of the movie, Lisa gives Max and Ian animal heads. Ian is a donkey. Don't remember what Max's was.
Contributed by: mikul
In the mall, when Gary and Wyatt are hit with slurpees, and old lady witnesses it as she walks by and says to Gary and Wyatt... "You're such d*cks". The lady was played by Clara Peller, the "where's the beef?" lady.
Contributed by: John Simone
I played a pot head at the party, and there was a sequence we shot where I was taking a huge pipe hit. It was part of the film for a test screening, but I heard it was later removed because the studio didn't want to show teens doing drugs.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Contributed by: Ray R
Anthony Michael Hall makes a reference to a girlfriend from Canada, there must have been a scene that was edited out of the original film because in the TV Version, Gary & Wyatt discuss the girl in detail. Coincidentally, his character "Brian" from The Breakfast Club (1985) also makes a reference to an imaginary girlfriend from Canada.
Contributed by: 80'sRocked
Reportedly, a scene included in the theatrical release is omitted from TV and home video releases: after the leader of the mutant bikers announces to everyone that "they couldn't even take a shower with a beautiful woman without wearing their jeans" they realized that the mutant bikers were another of Lisa's creations and wouldn't harm them. With the original scene they have an opportunity to show off for their friends. With that scene cut they suddenly develop courage on their own.
Contributed by: 80'sRocked
In the cable version, the line "In the family jewels?" was changed to "In the flippin' gizzard?"
Contributed by: 80'sRocked
Extra footage was added to the syndicated television version: A bunch of guys wearing Devo helmets try to get into Gary and Wyatt's party; An extra scene at the very beginning where Gary and Wyatt are in the kitchen cooking.
Contributed by: 80'sRocked
The television version removes the sequence where biker leader asks Gary if he has 'to**ed off to any good books recently'.
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